The credit rating was downgraded because of a failure to act responsibly in balancing the books. This bull put out by our tinker toy executive branch of government is to cover their inept, ignorant understanding of basic finance. With the financial profile these clowns are running I question the motives of those who continue to lend. Actually, since we are now monetizing most of the deficit, I guess some are now questioning their lending as well. Stupid people politicing instead of doing their jobs. Nero and his fiddle come to mind.